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post #4711 of 7128

DefQon has it right.

S.E.X. works well with low impedance, as i only use low impedance headphones.

 

So in general, regardless of which amplifier i use, the LCD-3 should be a noticeably better than the LCD-2 in SQ right? (due to better driver).

 

They're both 50 ohms, shouldn't be worlds different.

 

I'm planning to use it with amplifiers around 1-2W of power.

 

If only i had a GX-mkII redface.gif.

 

Tim


Edited by cssarrow - 4/13/13 at 10:01pm
post #4712 of 7128

Is there a reason why Audeze won't let you have the LCD-3 pads on the LCD-2?

post #4713 of 7128

From what I know, LCD-3 needs a good source and amp to show its full potential. That's why I'll change my Essence One & LCD-2 combo with a Conductor & LCD-3 one.

 

As the Momentums are concerned, I think that you will like them unless you mind a bit more bass quantity and a presentation that's not so tight as the LCD-2's.

post #4714 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Uchiya View Post

Is there a reason why Audeze won't let you have the LCD-3 pads on the LCD-2?

Must be to keep the LCD-3's price tag that high.

 

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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

From what I know, LCD-3 needs a good source and amp to show its full potential. That's why I'll change my Essence One & LCD-2 combo with a Conductor & LCD-3 one.

 

As the Momentums are concerned, I think that you will like them unless you mind a bit more bass quantity and a presentation that's not so tight as the LCD-2's.

 

Okay how about I make this question a little differently.

 

Let's say someone were to sell you an LCD-2.

But they gave you an insane offer you couldn't refuse, of the LCD-3 only $100 more than the LCD-2 that they were selling.

 

Knowing your gear would bottleneck with the LCD-3, which was why you were set on buying the LCD-2 in the first place.

Also knowing that you wouldn't change your DAC & AMP, would you have gotten it anyway?

 

Which gives me the main question, would there be an improvement even if it's not at it's "full potential" or is it's harder to drive factor going to make it the same playing field as the LCD-2?

 

That's why i was trying to ask lol.


Edited by cssarrow - 4/14/13 at 1:26am
post #4715 of 7128

Or to give you more reasons to upgrade :)

post #4716 of 7128
For portable use a little more bass is preferred. wink.gif
post #4717 of 7128

Supposedly LCD3 pads + late rev.1 LCD2's will get you more closer to the sound of the first batch LCD3's sound than an LCD2 rev.2 to the LCD3. But apart from the planar magnetic transducer changes on the LCD3's, the LCD3's are supposedly superior to any of the rev.1/2 pads and a factor to why the LCD3 may sound a bit more refined in all sound aspects compared to the LCD2. Audeze don't want to lose sales/profit so the 3 pads are restricted to 3 owners only and only by email/support request.


Edited by DefQon - 4/14/13 at 1:54am
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

Must be to keep the LCD-3's price tag that high.

 

 

Okay how about I make this question a little differently.

 

Let's say someone were to sell you an LCD-2.

But they gave you an insane offer you couldn't refuse, of the LCD-3 only $100 more than the LCD-2 that they were selling.

 

Knowing your gear would bottleneck with the LCD-3, which was why you were set on buying the LCD-2 in the first place.

Also knowing that you wouldn't change your DAC & AMP, would you have gotten it anyway?

 

Which gives me the main question, would there be an improvement even if it's not at it's "full potential" or is it's harder to drive factor going to make it the same playing field as the LCD-2?

 

That's why i was trying to ask lol.

Just my 2 cents..

If you already like the LCD2 sound why don't you just keep them. And then for the same money you would spend on a second hand LCD3 you could get an HD800 :) This will give you a nice contrast, LCD2- warmth, intimacy, great bass. HD800- soundstage, air, details and great (but more balanced) bass. 

 

Best of both worlds :D

post #4719 of 7128
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Just my 2 cents..

If you already like the LCD2 sound why don't you just keep them. And then for the same money you would spend on a second hand LCD3 you could get an HD800 :) This will give you a nice contrast, LCD2- warmth, intimacy, great bass. HD800- soundstage, air, details and great (but more balanced) bass. 

 

Best of both worlds :D

I sold my LCD-2, buying another one from a friend, but he's giving me a deal on his LCD-3 for only $100 more than what's he's selling the LCD-2 for since he has 2 pairs.

 

After buying it, I will be too broke for a DAC/Amp upgrade, which was what lead me to my initial question.

It is pretty much an offer i cannot resist, but unsure if it will sound any better on the same set-up that i used the LCD-2's on.

 

I've already had the HE-500 & HD-800 and sold both.

Not a fan of too wide of sound stage and overly veiled music.

The air and detail though however, was stellar!


Edited by cssarrow - 4/14/13 at 2:12am
post #4720 of 7128
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

I sold my LCD-2, buying another one from a friend, but he's giving me a deal on his LCD-3 for only $100 more than what's he's selling the LCD-2 for since he has 2 pairs.

 

After buying it, I will be too broke for a DAC/Amp upgrade, which was what lead me to my initial question.

It is pretty much an offer i cannot resist, but unsure if it will sound any better on the same set-up that i used the LCD-2's on.

 

I've already had the HE-500 & HD-800 and sold both.

Not a fan of too wide of sound stage and overly veiled music.

The air and detail though however, was stellar!

ah I see.. 

 

In that case I would 100% go for the LCD3. Worst case scenario you could sell it on here for more than you paid for it ;) 

post #4721 of 7128

Yeh indeed if it's $100 on top of LCD2's retail price, I'd say go for it, no questions asked as it's a no brainer as a heck of deal.

post #4722 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

For portable use a little more bass is preferred. wink.gif

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 10:24pm
post #4723 of 7128
What would be a good portable amp to power the lcd 2's that has a bass boost?
post #4724 of 7128
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

What would be a good portable amp to power the lcd 2's that has a bass boost?

It had no troubles being powered by my E11's so anything a step higher should be good also.

post #4725 of 7128
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

It had no troubles being powered by my E11's so anything a step higher should be good also.

That's good. I have a Quickstep but was thinking of getting something better. Do the LCD's benefit from a more transparent/analytical amp?
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